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St. John Starts Drive to Hire More Execs

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to boost its executive ranks to keep pace with growth, St. John has named Kelly Gray executive vice president and also named four vice presidents.

The new vice presidents represent three promotions to newly created…

clock January 30, 1996Michael Marlow

Fashion Features

Vultures and Shoppers Circle Over Barneys, Hunting for Bargains

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Barneys New York began a major warehouse sale here over the weekend, but the biggest bargains might have been available 3,000 miles to the east.

That’s where some of the suppliers of the bankrupt retailer…

clock January 30, 1996Michael Marlow

Fashion Features

Giorgio Flexing P&G Muscle

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — It’s a brave new world at Giorgio Beverly Hills.

The upscale fragrance manufacturer, which was acquired by soap and detergent giant Procter & Gamble Co. in July, is ready to prove to the industry — and to itself…

clock December 16, 1994Michael Marlow

Fashion Features

Striptease at Macy’s West

LOS ANGELES — Nearly naked men and women have become commonplace on prime-time TV, but viewers may be surprised next week to find those buff bods in the middle of a Macy’s commercial.

Macy’s West and Bullock’s will launch a week-long TV ad…

clock September 23, 1994Michael Marlow

Fashion Features

California Economy Cited in Morses’ Exit from Mart

LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t an earthquake, but the swift departure of the Morse family last week from the California Mart has shaken up the West Coast fashion industry.

Inside and outside the trade center, built by the Morse family 30 years ago,…

clock September 7, 1994Kim-Van Dang and Michael Marlow

Retail

Cicio to Resign From I. Magnin

NEW YORK — Joseph Cicio, chairman and chief executive officer of I. Magnin, is planning to resign from the San Francisco-based specialty chain in about a month, it was learned Monday.

Cicio could not be reached for comment and Myron E. Ullman,…

clock June 21, 1994David Moin and Michael Marlow

People

The Changeling

LOS ANGELES — Jack Noseworthy is one of those young actors who looks different each time out. He lost 17 pounds, began chain-smoking and became very scruffy in the thriller “Alive.” Then he was the clean-cut boy next door in the Hallmark TV…

clock June 14, 1994Michael Marlow

Retail

Mix of Old and New Lures Californians

LOS ANGELES — California retailers rang up some sizable, if not quite earthshaking, increases in the fragrance category for Mother’s Day.

Stores reported gains ranging from 8 to 18 percent, with classic fragrances as well as new entries…

clock June 10, 1994Michael Marlow

Financial

Gap’s Fisher Projects $7B Volume in ’97

SAN FRANCISCO — Encouraged by recent robust earnings reports, Donald G. Fisher, chairman and chief executive officer of The Gap, told shareholders at the annual meeting Tuesday that the company’s volume would reach $7 billion in 1997. Last year, the…

clock May 25, 1994Michael Marlow

Retail

Mall Convention Gets Future Shock Treatment

LAS VEGAS — From an alliance between store owners and interactive TV shopping to the prospect of slot machines adding their bells and whistles to those of cash registers, fanciful visions of futuristic retailing were conjured here last…

clock May 25, 1994Michael Marlow

Retail

Escada’s Success in Lobbying

BEVERLY HILLS — The elegant and upscale boutique tucked in a corner of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel might look as if nothing much is going on there, but don’t let that fool you. The Escada shop is expected to do $7.6 million in volume this year,…

clock May 11, 1994Michael Marlow

Media

Dr. Martens on the Move

LOS ANGELES — From the Himalayas to Hollywood, Dr. Martens has been making house calls around the world.

The result will be a new ad campaign for the popular shoe brand that emerged from England and became a major hit here. British…

clock May 6, 1994Michael Marlow

Beauty Features

Ungaro, Guerlain on the Road

LOS ANGELES — Emanuel Ungaro and Robert Guerlain each paid visits to both coasts in the past week in separate promotional tours.

Ungaro signed bottles of his new men’s scent, Ombre de la Nuit, at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and Neiman Marcus…

clock April 22, 1994Liz Lippincott and Michael Marlow

Retail

Magnin’s Woodland Hills Reopens, Brings in $500,000 in Three Days

LOS ANGELES — I. Magnin reopened its store in the Woodland Hills Promenade Mall last Saturday and rang up over $500,000 in sales the first three days.

The store had been closed after the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake caused extensive damage,…

clock April 20, 1994Michael Marlow

Retail

Richard Tyler is Eyeing Boutique Space on Rodeo Drive

LOS ANGELES — Now it’s Richard Tyler who seems ready to take on Rodeo Drive.

In recent weeks, there have been increasing reports that Calvin Klein might open a store on the fabled shopping street. If that happens, however, he isn’t likely to…

clock April 18, 1994Michael Marlow

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